There were several newspaper clippings in box I brought home with me after my mother's death in 1987. Most were about her grand children's 4-H activities, wedding stories, etc. A few days ago I took another look into the box and came across this small article about my Aunt Marie and her laying hen:
Our local paper has always been small, and women from different communities used to gather up news from their neighbors and have them printed each week. I'm sure that's how this came to be printed; someone thought it was news worthy.
(Click on the article to enlarge it)